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Boxing – 1985 – HBO Special – The Selling Of A Champion – An Inside Look At 19 Year Old Mike Tyson


This HBO Boxing Special features their legendary boxing commentator team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….as they analyze and dissect the concept of Selling a Champion”….with an indepth look at how the powers that be in boxing at the time…..were already in process of creating and hyping the future heavyweight champion of the world….by taking a candid look at how a 19 year old Mike Tyson was already being SOLD as the future champ. 

We at ImaSportsphile absolutely love videos like this one…..because it gives an inside look at the not so tasteful “underbelly of boxing”.,,,and nobody does it quite like HBO…..for this is just one more “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of wonderful memories.

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